Giveaway Alert: Free Night Stay at Travaasa Hana, Maui + Cultural Prize Pack

The folks at Travaasa Destinations are celebrating their one year anniversary. They’ve invited us to celebrate with them in a giveaway here on  Go Visit Hawaii! I can hardly contain my excitement that we’ll be choosing a winner of a free one-night stay at Travaasa Hana + a fantastic cultural prize pack!

Garden pool at Travaasa Hana
Travaasa Hana Pool

Travaasa  offers unique culture, culinary, fitness, wellness and adventure experiences for their guests at two locations —  Hana (Maui), Hawaii and  in Austin, Texas. They’ve put together this unique prize pack that reflects aspects of both destinations.


Valued at over $700,  this prize pack  includes:

  • Free one-night stay at Travaasa Hana. This stay includes a room and access to the scheduled programs and activities including yoga, fitness classes and an array of cultural activities. The room is based on availability and does not include meals.
  • Ukulele with carrying bag
  • Private ukulele lesson for when you visit Travaasa Hana
  • Kona Classic Coffee
  • 27 piece Acrylic easel art set with storage bag.
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (A course in discovering and recovering your creative self.)
  • Harmonica and private lessons when you visit Travaasa Austin
  • Four-pack of barbeque sauces
  • $100 gift certificate (not pictured) towards boots from Cavender’s. The boots could come in handy for horseback riding in Hana or two-stepping in Austin.

To enter for your chance to win this giveaway, here’s what you need to do:

1.  Visit the Travaasa website and our Travaasa Hana review.

2.  Enter a comment telling us what adventure or cultural experience you think you’d enjoy doing most at a Travaasa Destination. You must leave your comment in the “Leave a Reply” section of this blog post to enter. (Make sure you use a valid email address so that I can contact if you win.) Scroll down the list of comments to the area that says “Leave a Reply” and enter your comment there. (Please note that facebook comments are not visible to us and therefore, can’t be considered, unfortunately.)

3.  You may enter one comment per day to increase your chances.

4. Enter your comment or comments by the end of day on Monday, May 21, 2012.

5. You must be a resident of the US or Canada to enter.

6. The winner will be selected at random from the valid entries.

7. Good luck!

By the way, we’ve already mentioned their Traavasa Days Giveaways on facebook. I hope you entered to win those prizes, too. We like that you don’t have to give them your life history in order to enter.

Mahalo nui loa to Travaasa Destinations for sponsoring this giveaway!

  1. I would love the hot stone massage.

  2. I would love to do the culinary adventure or the culture adventure at either resort! There are so many wonderful activities to choose from!!

  3. The horseback riding would be awesome!

  4. I would love to go horseback riding!

  5. Would love to just kick back on the beach and watch and listen to the waves crashing on the shore.

  6. Horseback riding on the mountain would be amazing.

  7. I would love the ukulele!

  8. I would love to horseback riding!

  9. I think the Art of the Cocktail would be a fun thing to do after a coastal horseback ride!

  10. Horseback riding sounds fun, I’ve been dying to go to Travaasa Hana since you first wrote about it!

  11. The Fruit Tasting Tour sounds perfect for me because there isn’t a fruit a don’t like!

  12. Would love the opportunity to practice the art of relaxation.

  13. The last time I went horseback riding was on my honeymoon. I would love to do it again as my husband and I celebrate our 20th anniversary by going to Hawaii early next year.

  14. Dandylyon Shannon says:

    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii! I would love to check out the different beaches and maybe learn to surf! It would be so awesome to learn to play the ukulele! Years ago I have gone through the workbook, The Artist’s Way and loved it so much I gave them as gifts to friends, and my mom. After that, I used my creative power within me and I started painting more. So while I was on this trip, I would for sure paint and take a lot of photographs and take in all the beauty for inspiration.

  15. I would love to go biking around Hana!

  16. I would love to do some snorkling. To be able to see the colorful sea life would be amazing!

  17. Everything sounds so great!! I’ve not been on a horse since I was a kid and to ride along the beach in Hana…wow! The history walk and fruit tasting tour would be awesome too. Heck, just staring at the ocean would be fantastice! 🙂

  18. I would love to do the culinary adventure or the culture adventure at either resort! There are so many wonderful activities to choose from!

  19. Christie M says:

    I would love to go snorkling here!!

  20. Nancy Hedberg says:

    I would LOVE to spend the PERFECT day here…there are so many things to choose from so I chose that!!!!

  21. Ed Gilligan says:

    My wife and I would enjoy riding horses on the beach and through the surf!

  22. I would love to take ukulele lessons so I could rock the house!

  23. I love snorkeling. It’s so beautiful.

  24. I would absolutely LOVE to take the Hula Lessons for myself and my fiance. 🙂 We are going to Hawaii for our honeymoon after our wedding on September 15, this would be a great surprise for him and an unforgettable experience for both of us!

  25. I would love, love, LOVE to horseback ride along the Hana coast it’s an experience in itself but also a fabulous way to wander about–which is my favorite way to see a new place!

  26. I would love to just relax and enjoy the scenery, taking in all of the culture and activities.

  27. I’ve always wanted to learn the ukulele, so that would also be one of my most enjoyable adventures. One of my fondest memories of my best friend’s dad (who passed away two years ago) was him playing the ukulele and singing for my friend’s son who was a baby at the time. The little baby was fascinated and it was so sweet! 🙂

  28. Christie M says:

    The spa would be wonderful

  29. I would love the harmonica lesson!

  30. Rebecca G says:

    I would absolutely love to do the culinary adventure and spend time in the spa at either resort! It would be a slice of heaven to stay there.


  31. The biking around Hana and cultural experience!

  32. I would love to learn to play the ukulele so I can strum along to “Happy Place” with Andy!

  33. Jennifer M says:

    The Culinary Classes at Travaasa Austin are so intriguing!

  34. Hula lessons would be awesome!

  35. I would love my husband to take ukulele lessons! LOL Then he would be able to play his ukulele.

  36. Getting a backpack with a journal is a great idea! I hope I get the chance to experience it!

  37. The photography experience sounds really fun. When I visit Hawaii, I’ll probably end up taking thousands of pictures!

  38. I want to take the shuttle to Hamoa Beach and go snorkeling too, after the hula lessons. 🙂

  39. I would love to learn the ukelele!

  40. Andrew Braggins says:

    I would love to enjoy a second day exploring Hana and it’s surroundings. An overnight stay would afford me that luxury.

  41. Mary Beth Witzel says:

    First I would love to sit by the pool in the picture! I also want to explore and take lots of pictures.

  42. Definitely Horseback Riding!!!

  43. Stephen Russell says:

    Horeback riding & relaxing (sans swimsuit OK) nearby or in jungle if near Resort & sample canoeing, kayaking

  44. The culinary adventure would be fun!

  45. My fiance loves photography so I know he would enjoy the photography experience!!!

  46. I would love to travel to Travaasa Hana with my husband and 2-year old son to enjoy this isolated gem and the luxury of nature. I have always wanted to take a hula class and can’t imagine a better place to learn.

  47. As a harpist I would love to sit and play the harp while listening to the waves crashing, smelling the plumeria, & sipping my Hawaiian coffee. That would be relaxation at it’s best!!

  48. I would love to explore Hana and take in all the beauty.

  49. An early-morning glider adventure, followed by an hour of yoga, followed by horse back riding! Then relaxing on the beach with a daiquiri. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

  50. Would love to just relax on the beautiful grounds.

  51. Beginner’s yoga next to the ocean in the morning to start the day. Then drink some Kona coffee for the jump-start. Have a sitdown with someone who plays slack-key guitar so I understand what’s going on and can appreciate it better. Music all day long.

  52. My husband was recently in Hawaii on a business trip and brought a ukulele home for my birthday. I would LOVE the ukulele lesson!

  53. I would love the culinary adventure or just relaxing on the beach.

  54. I would like to learn how to do the throw fishing with a guide.

  55. oh man, everything sounds incredible about this prize but if i had to pick one thing i guess i’d go with horseback riding!

  56. Hana has such special memories from our honeymoon. I would love to horseback ride, yoga,and learn ukulele!

  57. Throw net fishing for me! It would be so cool to learn about the fishing traditions of the islands. My husband and I went to India last year and watching the locals operate the enormous chinese fishing nets was one of the coolest things.

  58. The coastal and beach walks sound amazing!

  59. How do you choose just one? The Spa is calling my name though!

  60. I keep reading about the hawaiian lomilomi massage, I would love to also surprise my fiance with that!!

  61. I would love to try the paddleboarding. This would be a great adventure for my wife and I when we travel to Maui on our honeymoon later this year!

  62. Sitting on the beach watching the waves crash on the sand. This is what I would love to be doing.

  63. May 21 st is our anniversary… To be spent planning a trip to Hawaii…

  64. Love to learn the ukulele and harmonica!

  65. I would love a spa day with lots of healthy delicious food!!! As well as a local adventure to lesser known areas, and special waterfalls!!

  66. I LOVE MAUI! My husband and I could sure put this to good use for our 34th wedding anniversary. Spent time in Hana on our honeymoon and just having a nice cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery of Hana will make a great memory.

  67. Crystal Famania says:

    I would love to Learn the Ukelele at Travaasa Hana!

  68. Learning to surf would be so fun!

  69. tracey byram says:

    I’d like Snorkeling at Travaasa Hana

  70. Now I decided I would like to do the Lei Making and the Art of Cocktail. I actually think I want to try everything I possibly can with my fiance, well he will be my husband at the point on our Honeymoon!!! Thanks a bunch!

  71. Would love to travel the Road to Hana again!

  72. Celebrating our 32nd anniversary at Travaasa would be amazing! And the ukulele lesson! Just couldn’t get much better

  73. From exploring ‘Ohe’o Gulch- the Seven Sacred Pools to discovering cascading waterfalls hidden behind rows of trees- I couldn’t think of a better way to end my 27th Birthday than a peaceful night’s rest Travaasa followed by a morning cocktail by the pool.

  74. Sunrise over the volcano, red sand beach picnic, breakfast in bed.


  75. Digging my toes into the sand while I work on my ukulele playing.

  76. Nothing could be better than a light breeze on a warm day- beach side or pool side they’d both make my day.

  77. WOW, I would LOVE to do the Art of the Cocktail at Travaasa Hana culinary experience! I have basic skills with tropical drinks, but as regular Maui visitors I would love to be able to entertain friends with a wider variety of island flavors. Sounds ono!

  78. I would love to attend a real luau!

  79. Pick Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love to come home!!!

  80. Go snorkeling to check out what is around the island and hiking to explore what is on the island.

  81. horseback riding on the Hana coast

  82. amy perdiew says:

    I would love the sitting on the porch staring at the ocean getting lost in my thoughts as the waves crash. 🙂

  83. Enjoy the variety of beaches and relax in the sun!

  84. I would love to take a Horseback Adventure and experience the area from those that know it best.

  85. Would love to learn the ukulele.

  86. How awesome this would be. check out that pool in hana!

  87. 35th anniversary celebration!!! Road to Hana, Travaasa luxury, spa treatment, dining delight, views galore!

  88. Mahalo for all your entries! A winner has been randomly selected. I’ve just contacted the winner via (hotmail) email. So, please check your email.

    1. Thank you! I’m so excited! I’ve never been to Maui and the resort looks awesome. I can hardly wait to go and experience Travaasa Hana!!

  89. Oooo how I would love to visit here. Enjoy nothing but a peaceful stay! Beachcombing snorkeling AHHH!

    1. Getting married June 13, 2012 CAN’T WAIT to take in the beauty of Maui!! Coconut husking, ukelele sound interesting too!

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